Office Envy: February Round-up

This month we’ve come across some very impressive workspaces. We’ve looked at iconic buildings on the London skyline, new offices for brand leaders and some creative hubs that keep clients and employees on their toes. Here are our top Friday Feature picks from February… 

1. The BBC, Salford

 Opening their office in 2011 at MediaCityUK the Salford base is The BBC’s Northern home. The sleek and colourful workplace for the 2,700+ staff is designed to encourage creativity within the team. From giant neon hamster-wheel-style seating booths to ‘collaborative pods’, the Salford home is a hotspot for generating new ideas and attracting the youth of today to become involved in the future of the multimedia giants.

2. Lloyds of London building 

The innovative building features exterior glass lifts that overlook the city with the building itself a well known part of the London city scene. The 8 year project by architect Richard Rogers  was unlike anything else in the capital, with it’s steel clad concrete frame it was a very experimental architectural project pushing conservative boundaries.
In 2011 the Lloyds of London building became the youngest to be given a Grade 1 listing. 

3. Google, London office.  

Featuring lava lamps, collaborative and fun workspaces and even a morale boosting office dog! Google have created a workplace unlike any other to encourage fresh thinking from their team. The forward thinking office environment includes private booths and relaxing rooms for employees to get their heads down as well as larger open plan collaborative areas. Google have thought about their team and the varying preferences of work environments to get the best out of their workforce.

4. Camden base for Forward Internet Group

Informal meeting rooms, breakout spaces, play areas and social hubs make the Camden base for Forward Internet Group a great addition to our Friday Feature series. The workplace benefits from eclectic decor as well as play environments for the team to indulge in a quick game of table tennis or enjoy a yoga class. Forward Internet Group have created an enviable work environment that others dream of attaining, and what office doesn’t want a giant red lobster sculpture, right?

If you know of any offices that you think deserve a place on our Friday Features list then tell us below! You can keep up to date with our picks over on Twitter every Friday :-)